Introduction: Masculinity Uncovered (02:52)
Photography Artist Ajamu X wants to change taboos about the penis. In this film, men will openly discuss their penises and how it makes them feel about being men; Ajamu X will take photographs.
Size and Masturbation (04:39)
Men share feelings about penis size; comments can be emasculating. They recall the first time they masturbated and discuss how religion affects their feelings about self-pleasure.
Male Nudity (03:57)
A man reflects on taking naked photographs; his body is his biggest fear. Ajamu X discusses why he photographs penises and removing the label of pornography. Men reflect on societal perceptions and shame associated with erections.
Erections and Sex (04:25)
Men discuss getting erections at various times, sometimes without feeling sexual. They reflect on erection failure and penetration.
Men share how they feel about semen. A man recalls learning his sperm count is zero and using a sperm donor to conceive a child.
A man often feels wrong during sex; his first sexual experience was rape at the age of 10. He recalls questioning whether he was gay, needing to prove himself a man, and spending time in jail.
Identity and Masculinity (05:01)
Ajamu X photographs men in black and white. His work focuses on what men are and who society allows them to be. A man reflects on attending a boarding school at age seven and realizing later that he and classmates were victims of sexual abuse.
Pornography and Self-Image (05:05)
Men reflect on using porn for masturbation, and how it affected their perceptions of sex and self. A man recalls punishing his body because he is gay; Ajamu X photographs him naked.
Male Body (02:43)
A man describes the symbolism of his penis and his job as a high-class escort. The differences between men and women are beautiful and should be celebrated.
Perceptions of Masculinity (06:58)
Ajamu X wants men to celebrate their bodies and sexuality. Men discuss their outlook on masculinity, experiences as a police officer, and genital injuries. Ajamu X photographs an octopus on a man's feet
Men and Emotions (05:06)
Masculinity becomes an important aspect in secondary school; behavioral patterns extend into adulthood. Men reflect on masculinity and what it means to be a man. A man discusses transitioning from a girl to a man.
Credits: Masculinity Uncovered (02:00)
Credits: Masculinity Uncovered
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